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Newly discovered planet is nearly 25 percent the size of its star | Ars Technica

'A new paper adds to that list by describing a gas giant planet that orbits a dwarf star, creating a situation where the planet is 25 percent the size of its host—the smallest difference between planet and star yet observed. '

'From there, we can start determining the conditions, like heavy element content, that are associated with gas giant formation. '

'With that data in hand, it might be possible to update our models of planet formation to account for these unexpected systems. '

'As the host of the first planet discovered with the new hardware, the star picked up the name NGTS-1, with the planet NGTS-1b. '

'Building models of planet formation and studying exosolar systems have both provided us with some hints. '

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